Welcome! I am an amateur photographer from the Netherlands (born in 1977). On this website I share my photo series and photo stories shot in and around my home town of Utrecht or while traveling abroad.
My interest is mostly nature photography – flowers, trees, insects, landscapes – but I also like photographing cities (streets and buildings) and street art.
I grew up with my father’s (and originally my grandfather’s) Nikon F2 + Nikkor 50mm f/2 AI. We had no other lenses so it really was one camera, one lens. Later we added an Olympus mju II for easier traveling.
Now I mostly shoot with a Fujifilm X-E1 + Fujinon 35mm f/1.4, which is basically a very similar setup to the old Nikon, but I also have an X-T2 and some other lenses, so the one camera, one lens approach no longer really applies.
Apart from this website, you can find my photographs/follow me/get in touch in the following places:
Autumn is a good time for photographing my home town of Utrecht in the Netherlands.
There are many old parks with large trees clothed in colourful foliage at this time of year and the only limitation is the shortening of the days, which sadly leaves fewer and fewer hours of daylight to photograph in.
In July of this year we went to Scotland for our summer holiday. We started in Edinburgh, then visited the Isle of Mull for a week (with a stop in the Trossachs on the way) and ended with a tour of the famous locations Glenfinnan, Glencoe, Loch Ness, Inverness and Stirling.
Princes Street in Edinburgh
View at the Rest and Be Thankful
The landscapes were amazing and especially Mull was fantastic (see the title image). We could have spent weeks there.
Eilean Musdile Lighthouse
The Sound of Mull
I’m still processing the photographs and have some photo stories planned, so there is more to come.
In October 2012 we went on a trip to the Renvyle Peninsula and Connemara region on the Atlantic coast of Ireland to get away from it all for a bit. Connemara is a stunningly beautiful area, especially in autumn, and this trip has given us many beautiful memories.